SINGER, ACTOR, COMPOSER. HE CAME TO THE USA IN 1933 AND BECAME A US CITIZEN IN 1939. EDUCATED AT THE VIENNA CONSERVATORY WITH VICTOR FUCHS, HE DEBUTED AS A SINGER WITH THE CZECH STATE OPERA . HIS AMERICAN DEBUT CAME IN 1939 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, AND HE ALSO SANG ON FILMS AND RADIO. HERE HE SINGS FROM; PAGLIACCI, TANNHAUSER, THE MASKED BALL, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, LA TRAVIATA, HERODIADE. Topics: GORIN,OPERA,BARITONE,SINGER, OPERA, BARITONE, SINGER.
STRACCIARI'S VOICE HAS THE ELEGANCE OF STYLE WITH THE BEL CANTO COMBINED WITH UNSURPASED MUSICIONSHIP, ACHIEVING HIS CHARACTERZATIONS THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY CONTROLOF SHADING AND COLOR. IN THIS RECORDING HE SINGS FROM; ERNANI, DON CARLO, DUE FOSCARI, MASKED BALL, RIGOLETTO, TROVATORE, VESPRI SICILIANI. Topics: SRACCIARI, OPERA. BARITONE, ITALIAN.
An anonymous "Baritone Solo" (Bob Roberts?) sings "I'm Just Barely Living Dat's All", composed by Tom Lemonier with lyrics by Harry Brown. From the original 78rpm disk, which was recorded around the middle of 1904. Topics: popular song, baritone, 78rpm Source: Original 78rpm disk digitized by old78collector
t. Kevin Armstrong is an operatic baritone based out of Montreal, Quebec. His repertiore ranges from art song to opera, Mozart to Stravinski and Rorum. Kevin is most attracted to contemporary repertoire, and has worked on the premiers of several new operas.Most recently, Kevin performed the demanding lead role of John Proctor in Robert Ward's Verdi-esque "The Crucible", and has recently returned to Montreal from a 6-week residency at the Banff Centre of the Arts. In September, Kevin... Topic: Kevin Armstrong, Baritone
FRANK VALENTINO WAS AN AMERICAN BARITONE. HE IS PERHAPS BEST REMEMBERED FOR HIS PERFORMANCES UNDER ARTURO TOSCANINI. HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, APPEARING IN 26 ROLES OVER 21 SEASONS. IN THIS RECORDING HE SINGS FROM; ANDREA CHENIER, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, ERNANI, GIOCONDA, TOSCA, HERODIADE, FORZA DEL DESTINO, OTELLO, ELISIR D'AMONE Topics: VALENTINO, OPERA, SINGER, BARITONE